Relayer (Expanded) has been added to your Cart

Compare Offers on Amazon
Add to Cart
CDN$ 14.91
& FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25.00. Details
Sold by: Amazon.ca
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Relayer (Expanded) Original recording remastered

4.5 out of 5 stars 151 customer reviews

Price: CDN$ 20.33 & FREE Shipping on orders over CDN$ 25. Details
Only 1 left in stock - order soon.
Sold by Fulfillment Express CA and Fulfilled by Amazon. Gift-wrap available.
53 new from CDN$ 6.46 7 used from CDN$ 10.50 1 collectible from CDN$ 37.06


Frequently Bought Together

  • Relayer (Expanded)
  • +
  • Fragile (Expanded)
  • +
  • Close to the Edge (Expanded)
Total price: CDN$ 44.38
Buy the selected items together

Product Details

  • Audio CD (Sept. 2 2003)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Rhino-Atlantic
  • ASIN: B00007LTIB
  • In-Print Editions: Audio CD  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 151 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #12,506 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?


1. The Gates of Delirium
2. Sound Chaser
3. To Be Over
4. Soon
5. Sound Chaser
6. The Gates of Delirium

Product Description

Product Description

Bonus tracks: Soon (single edit); Sound Chaser (single edit), and the unissued The Gates of Delirium (studio run-through).

Amazon.ca

Possibly Yes's most musically adventurous album, 1974's Relayer is their only studio recording to feature avant-garde keyboardist Patrick Moraz (temporarily replacing Rick Wakeman, who was off making portentous solo albums at the time). Whereas Wakeman, for all his pyrotechnic wizardry, was a musical conservative, Moraz's modern jazz background adds a welcome dash of improvisational freedom to the band's tightly controlled sound. The guiding spirits of Joe Zawinul and Miles Davis surely hover in the background as Moraz and guitarist Steve Howe trade discords in "Sound Chaser," or when the 22-minute epic "The Gates of Delirium" apparently dissolves into instrumental chaos augmented by dissonant tape effects, or on the subsequent resolution ("Soon"), one of the band's finest moments. Following the bloated excess of Tales from Topographic Oceans from the year before, Relayer impresses with its condensed visceral intensity. A Yes album not to be overlooked. --Mark Walker --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

By A Customer on Jan. 3 2004
Format: Audio CD
This particular remaster of Relayer displays perhaps the greatest improvement over previous editions of any of the Yes CDs I've encountered so far. Finally, that annoying tape hiss at the beginning of "To Be Over" is gone!! Everything sounds so crystal clear, yet full at the same time. The hectic middle part of "The Gates of Delirium" seems to finally make sense to me as, with this remaster, it has become uncluttered, with each instrument shining through distinctly. "Sound Chaser" has never sounded better!
It's been said before but I must confess that listening to this remaster of Relayer is like hearing it for the 1st time. Amazing! Wonderful! Beautiful!
7 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
Finally, the new series of Yes remasters contains *all* of the original artwork, new and detailed liner notes, and for the first time, bonus tracks of single edits and studio outtakes, many of which have never been heard before. But beyond that, the layers of muddiness and hiss that were still partly present on the last round of remasters have been removed for good. "Relayer", along with "Going For The One", benefits the most from this; one listen to the crystal-clear, warm intro to "To Be Over" will convince even the jaded that this is superior to any version previous, including the original vinyl.
Although "Fragile" and "Close To The Edge" are their most perfect marriages of experimentation and accessibility, and "Going For The One" continued that tradition with spectacular results, "Relayer" is in many ways the greatest Yes album. With "Tales" the group attempted to push the boundaries of rock to their furthest limits but were hampered by a lack of energy, repetitious padding, impenetrable lyrics and sagging, even boring melodies. It had its moments, but I'm one of those who continues to agree with Wakeman's assertion that it could have been far better with some judicicious editing, since it did have moments of beauty and inspiration.
Although far different in sound and style (the group traded in its traditional symphonic prog sound for a more electronic and jazz-fusion oriented approach), "Relayer" is really the perfection of what they were trying to achieve with "Tales" in terms of making their music as dense, complex and experimental as possible.
Read more ›
2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
There's little point in discussing the music of Relayer and it's importance in prog rock as others have done so at length elsewhere. What's great about this particular release is the beathtaking sound quality and bonus tracks provided by Rhino Records. A vast improvement over the original CD remaster, this is Yes sounding better than ever. Each instrument stands out in the mix, the highs are more crisp and the lows deeper. A great deal of the original tape hiss has also been removed. I heard nuances and layers of sound on this release that I'd never heard before; it was like listening to the album for the first time again.
As for the bonus tracks, the single edits of "Soon" and "Sound Chaser" are somewhat superfluous, but the alternate version of Gates of Delerium is quite interesting. I won't give too much away, but I will say it's fascinating how much it varies from the album version.
With crystal clear sound and almost 30 minutes of bonus material all at a budget price, this re-issue of one of Yes' classic albums is a great value for any fan of progressive rock music.
2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
By A Customer on July 8 2004
Format: Audio CD
I always thought the initital recording of this album was dull and faint. This remastering brightens the album up and gives it more respect that it deserves. I read a previous review that the lows are too low and the highs are trimmed and that this takes from the guitar tone. I didn't think so.
In a nutshell the album is more dynamic, but doesn't deviate from the original recording.
3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse
Format: Audio CD
After a lukewarm reception to "TALES FROM TOPOGRPHIC OCEANS" master keyboardist Rick Wakeman decided he'd had enough and jumped ship. The other Yes men replaced him with Swiss maestro Patrick Moraz, who injected fresh ideas and enthusiasm into the tired band. The result was one of the most unique albums of their long career. "RELAYER" has a hard, stainless steel sheen to its sound. The 23 minute epic "The Gates Of Delirium" is like nothing else created in popular music. It starts with soft, twittering melodies and then moves with uneasy, mounting menace into hard driving drums and bass. Steve Howe punctuates the proceedings with spiky, fiery and unpredictable guitar playing. Then, "Delirium" explodes into an orgasmic peak that concludes with the "Soon" segment, arguably the most beautiful of all Yes moments with soaring keyboards and slide guitar. The remaining two tracks are an interesting contrast. "Sound Chaser" is a very heavy jazz/prog rock blend, iced by Steve Howe's most violent ever guitar solo. The album concludes with the gentle "To Be Over", which is a real breather. Not everyone's favourite Yes album but I guarantee it will grow on you.
Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again.
Report abuse

Most recent customer reviews




Feedback